£5m precision technology project to focus on sheep welfare management
Farming Monthly National|September 2020
£5m precision technology project to focus on sheep welfare management
A £5 million research project involving nine countries – from Scandinavia to the Middle East – is aiming to revolutionise the use of precision technology in sheep and goat farming.

Led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), TechCare will be the biggest study of its kind for small ruminants and will focus on improving management of welfare as well as performance.

The four-year project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will assess the usefulness of different Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) approaches for sheep and goat welfare management by, as a first step, running workshops and discussion groups with members of the industry. This will include farmers, transporters and abattoirs, as well as consumers and welfare associations.

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September 2020